Motorcycle Rider Died In El Paso Collision With Pickup Truck By Dyer and Ameen
EL PASO, TEXAS (January 18, 2022) – A motorcyclist has tragically died in an El Paso car accident with a pickup truck near the intersection of Dyer and Ameen.
El Paso police officials are saying that the collision took place on Friday night. A 2016 Maroon GMC Sierra was turning left when it hit a motorcyclist.
Paramedics were called to the scene of the collision in order to help the victim. Sadly, the person riding the black Honda motorcycle died due to their injuries.
Police officers believe that speed and alcohol may have contributed to the crash. A full investigation into the El Paso collision remains ongoing at this time.
Liability For El Paso Motorcycle Accidents
Driver intoxication is one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States. According to the NHTSA, “Every day, about 32 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes — that’s one person every 45 minutes. In 2020, 11,654 people died in alcohol-impaired driving traffic deaths — a 14% increase from 2019.” There are a number of substances besides alcohol that could potentially impair someone.
- Over-the-counter medications
- Sleep aides
It is illegal to operate any motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs under the Texas transportation code. No person shall drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. Commercial drivers are held to an even higher standard. They must not operate a vehicle with a BAC of 0.04% or higher. There are a number of steps that should be taken after any car accident.
- Surveillance footage should be sought.
- Eye witnesses should be interviewed.
- Photos of the accident site should be taken.
- A blood sample should be taken from suspected drunk drivers.
The family of any person that is killed by a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Sadly, though, it is common for drivers to do everything that they can to deny responsibility for any accident. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Texas Motorcycle Accident
We at TorkLaw extend our deepest condolences to the family of the motorcyclist killed in this El Paso collision. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be some accountability for the sake of the victim’s family.
Do you need more information about an El Paso motorcycle accident? Our team of wrongful death attorneys are here for you. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. Whether you just have legal questions or need any type of support after a collision we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 441-4991.